NEW YORK (AP) – A Long Island Fire Department has banned alcohol from its firehouses following allegations that one of its captains was involved in a drunken crash.

The 43-year-old volunteer with the Riverhead Fire Department was charged with driving while intoxicated after he drove a fire truck into a utility pole last month after participating in a parade in Greenport.

The Fire Department’s commissioners voted for the alcohol ban following the incident. They also suspended several other volunteers, including the department’s first assistant chief, for other infractions related to the parade.

The charges against the fire captain behind the wheel during the accident are still pending in court.


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